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SMTA International Keynote Speaker Announced

May 28, 2013

Bob DuLaney is Senior Manager F-35 Customer Engagement for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, Texas.

Bob DuLaney is Senior Manager F-35 Customer Engagement for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, Texas.

US Air Force Major General (Ret) DuLaney, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, to Discuss F-35 Lightning II Program

The Opening Keynote Session and Annual Meeting at SMTA International, October 15, 2013, will feature Bob D. DuLaney, Lockheed Martin and US Air Force Major General (Ret), as the keynote speaker.  He will present "F-35 Lightning II: The Centerpiece for 21st Century Global Security."  This is a free event at SMTA International and includes breakfast treats and coffee for all attendees.

The F-35 Lightning II is a 5th Generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. Three distinct variants of the F-35 will replace the A-10 and F-16 for the U.S. Air Force, the F/A-18 for the U.S. Navy, the F/A-18 and AV-8B Harrier for the U.S. Marine Corps, and a variety of fighters for at least ten other countries. Bob DuLaney will provide an overview of the F-35 program detailing the importance of this particular aircraft, current progress on the program, and its economic impact.

Bob DuLaney is Senior Manager F-35 Customer Engagement for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, Texas. Bob joined Lockheed Martin in August 2007 after a thirty-three year career in the United States Air Force culminating as the USAFE Director of Operations at Ramstein AB, Germany. During his thirty plus years in the USAF he served in various locations throughout the world, including Europe and Asia. Bob is a combat veteran fighter pilot with 4500+ fighter hours in the F-16 and F-4. He has held command at flight, squadron, group, wing and joint task force levels; and served on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon and at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

For more information on SMTA International as well as the opening keynote session, contact SMTA Executive Administrator JoAnn Stromberg at 952-920-7682 or

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The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.

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